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Kongsberg Maritime secures camera and sonar orders for Fugro's ROV fleet

1. April 2010

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce substantial orders from Fugro for an extensive suite of cameras and scanning sonars as part of its Global 2010 ROV sensor refurbishment and newbuild programme.

The new cameras and sonars will be fitted to both Fugro's existing Global fleet of Work Class, Intermediate Class and Observation Class ROV and the new Work Class ROV Systems.

The orders include more than 140 high performance Kongsberg Maritime underwater navigation and inspection video cameras, numerous lamps and over 35 Kongsberg Mesotech obstacle avoidance scanning sonars. Further orders are also expected for the newbuild programme.

As well as the latest versions of the industry’s most widely used low-light navigation and high resolution colour zoom cameras, Kongsberg Maritime will be supplying over 20 of its new low-light OE13-124/5 BIT navigation cameras and 6 ultra high resolution imaging sonars.

The new cameras and sonars will be fitted to Fugro’s existing Global fleet of Work Class, Intermediate Class and Observation Class ROV, whilst the equipment for the newbuild fleet will be installed on the Fugro FCV 3000 and new FCV 2000 Work Class ROV Systems, which are built in-house in Singapore. The sensors will provide accurate navigation and inspection imaging support for a broad range of applications, including: Construction Support, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance, Pipeline and Seabed Survey and Drill Rig Support.

The order follows on from a long relationship between the two organisations and the continued reliable performance of Kongsberg Maritime’s underwater imaging equipment throughout Fugro’s demanding global ROV operations.

“The greatest importance is placed on the accuracy and reliability of the payload of sensors we choose for our World Class ROV Systems, and after many years of putting Kongsberg Maritime’s equipment through its paces, we are impressed with the comprehensive range of high quality, dependable and well supported equipment offered” comments Jim Mann Fugro’s Global ROV Manager.

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